Anyone else here into fifties sci-fi films? As mentioned in another thread I am really, REALLY, into these films. Some for their campy and unserious fun, others for their genuine goodness. This is a love Jan shares with me. In her case, totally unlike my own, she was forbidden to see these as a kid. -Her very sincerely Catholic parents closely monitored what films she watched. Not me! I was allowed to be a matinee regular and these films were my absolute favorites. Anyhow we both do love them now. And turn, typically, one Sunday each month into "SciFi Sunday", where we watch one such film after another, not atypically with an accompaniment of fun finger foods -- pizza, burgers, dogs and the like. And, of course, lots of buttery popcorn! For those who do not know the 1950s sci-fi/monster genre, here's a short precis. Many were schlock. But even these can be fun. Clever stories, often made with a low budget, but fun and effective none-the-less. Some examples... Others are more "serious" films. Not "serious" in the sense of intent, but in the sense of good, tight. scripts with well drawn characters and situations. Well acted and and nicely photographed. Here are some of my own favs that fit that group... Unlike later Sci-Fi (and "horror") films these fifties era films were not mostly special effects, nor were they bloody or especially "scary." (Well, not for older viewers, anyhow. For kids, well...) What they were was FUN. Entertaining. -The opportunity to enter totally different worlds than that of the everyday. My own collection of these films is pretty huge. And always growing. Quite a change from the genuinely serious cinema I more typically favor. These are typically short movies -- 90 minutes or even less -- made for when double and even triple feature showing were the way to bring kids into a theater on a rainy afternoon. Then sell 'em boxes and boxes of Malt Balls, Banana Splits and Sugar Daddy all-day suckers. But these films were not just for kids. In fact for many teenagers were the real target audience. And, now, for old filmies like myself -- looking, again, for a great, fun, truly sweet, way to fill a Sunday afternoon. -don Hey, the show's about to begin. I'm smelling popcorn! Wanna join us?